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WIKF Principals and Maxims
These Maxims are mottos, the spirit which serious students of Karate should try to follow if they wish to gain the maximum from their training. The Maxims are like the English saying 'Service not self', 'Deeds not words', 'Be prepared' and exemplify an attitude that dictates a way of life.
Reisetsu O Mamori (Stick to the rules).
In the dojo, good etiquette must be observed by the following rules.
Shingi O Omanji (A student must have loyalty to his instructor).
This is the most important thing in Martial Arts. It is not possible for someone to change his style in Japanese Martial Arts - people who do so cannot learn the correct etiquette and spirit of Martial Arts.
Jojitsu Ni Oberezu (Teachers and students are not all one).
Outside the Dojo, you can be friendly with your Sensei but do not take advantage of this friendship.
Shinkenmi Ni Tesseyo (Be serious in your efforts).
No flippancy, chattering, smoking, gum chewing, eating or drinking in the Dojo. Concentrate solely on Karate and train hard in everything you do. The dojo is not a social gathering hall and visitors as well as students shall respect the rules and Maxims.
Six Principles of Kata
1. Ikita Kata - Kata must be alive and done with feeling and purpose.
2. Inen - Kata must be performed with spirit.
3. Chikara no Kyojaku - Kata should be done with changes in application of power. Technique can be strong or yielding, hard then soft.
4. Waza no Kankyu - Kata should be done with variations in the timing of movement, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.
5. Kisoku no Donto - Kata must be done with proper rhythm of breathing, when to inhale and exhale.
6. Balance - Proper balance must be maintained in the performance of Kata.
Six Principles of Kumite
Kiwa Hayaku - Attack your opponent with a strong spirit, do not think about defense, only attack.
Kokoro wa Shizuka - Always maintain a calm mind and spirit
Miwa Karuku - Your movement and technique must be polished and smooth
Mewa Akirakani - When you look at your opponent, see all of them. Do not fix your gaze on only one spot
Waza wa Hageshiku - Your technique must be sharp
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